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Job No. 148981

  • Job Title:
  • Nurse Clinical/UKHC
  • Employer:
  • University of Kentucky
  • Location:
  • Lexington , KY
  • Posting Date:
  • 15-Mar-2023
  • Description:
  • Required License/Registration/Certification
    Active Kentucky RN license, Temporary Work Permit (TWP), Provisional License or active compact state RN license that is in good standing and American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support certification for the Healthcare Provider valid for at least 6 months after employment date
    Physical Requirements
    The essential functions for this position include the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull 50-100 pounds on a daily basis and 25-50 pounds frequently; as well as stand, walk and sit for long periods of time. The conditions of work may involve exposure to communicable diseases, hazards of radiation, and injury from intractable patients or sharp instruments.
    Must be able to work three, 12-hour shifts per week from 7pm until 7:30am; will also be required to work some weekend and holidays.
    Job Summary
    This position will serve as the Registered Nurse -with work Rotating between Labor & Delivery, Mother Baby Unit, and Antepartum Unit. The staff in the Birthing Center collaborate to provide families with a patient-centered birth experience. UK Chandler Hospital Birthing Center staff provide care to patients with conditions that include laboring with eminent delivery, scheduled induction, scheduled or emergency cesarean section, or patients in need of high-risk ante-partum or post-partum care.

    *The University of Kentucky considers the health, safety and well-being of our entire community to be a top priority. In alignment with this priority, all new hires must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. For areas that fall under the federal CMS mandate, start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID-19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted.

    The primary responsibilities for this position consist of providing total, comprehensive, continuous and patient centered care which includes: assessing, documenting, planning, implementing, teaching, developing, and evaluating a comprehensive nursing plan of care; delivering direct patient care; ensuring patient satisfaction; training and delegating duties for Nursing Care Technicians (Nursing Assistant); and adhering to University policies and procedures as well as federal, state and local regulations. Furthermore, this environment supports collaborative efforts among the nursing staff and the team of physicians to increase communication and enhance expected patient outcomes. This includes utilization of the nursing process in conjunction with a comprehensive patient-centered plan of care, ensuring patient satisfaction.
    Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
    The ideal candidate will have the following: knowledge of Maslow’s eight Basic Human Needs and the priority within Gordon’s Functional Health Patterns Frame Work as well as Swanson’s Caring model; superb direct patient care and critical thinking skills; basic computer navigation skills and working knowledge of the internet; ability to communicate in a professional and respectful manner with patients and their families, co-workers and physicians; and strong organizational, prioritization, and delegation skill. The candidate will be highly motivated, pro-active and confident in advocating for patients and their family members. Will also enjoy working in a strong team environment and provides open, honest communication with fellow staff and physicians. In addition, the ideal candidate will possess exceptional technical skills and a proven ability to work in a team as well as independently.
    Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
    Preferred Education/Experience
  •  Contact information:
  • University of Kentucky
  • Lexington, KY 40506
  • United States
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